STEM toys and ideas to help with science for kids


June 26, 2017 by Terumi

Geosafari Solar Rover Kit

We have the promise of a week full of sunshine here in Seattle in the first week of summer which …
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There is never a perfect time to travel with kids


June 17, 2017 by Terumi

When is the perfect time to travel with kids

As summer approaches, I’ve heard a lot of talk about “should we travel with our kids?” and “I’m not sure …
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Do I need to book a tour to Zaanse Schans Windmills near Amsterdam with kids?


June 12, 2017 by Terumi

Zaanse Schans windmills near Amsterdam with kids

Before you book a tour to see windmills near Amsterdam, you need to decide a few things.  Are you a …
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Planning a trip to Seattle with kids?


June 6, 2017 by Terumi

Call me biased, but Seattle is one of the most family-friendly cities I can imagine.  There are many places for …
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Wind Warnings in Amsterdam and Finding unexpected Family Fun in Utrecht


June 5, 2017 by Terumi

Family Travel in Utrecht with kids

Travel plans don’t always work out. You know this. I know this. But it always helps to see this in …
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Seattle Food Craving: Sizzle and Crunch


May 25, 2017 by Terumi

Sizzle and Crunch in Seattle

Someone asked me the other day where I like to eat in Seattle right now.  Well, we haven’t been back …
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Bringing our Bubble Bums on a 6-week trip (A travel booster seat review)


May 22, 2017 by Terumi

If I had to pick the best booster seat ever based on name alone, these seats would definitely win.  Every …
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Three days visiting Uluru with kids


May 10, 2017 by Terumi

Sunset at Ularu

We are mid-way into our journey around Australia when we arrive at Yulara airport in the center of the country.  I’ve …
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Bike riding in Amsterdam with kids at the Vondelpark

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April 30, 2017 by Terumi

Riding bikes in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam with kids

With two 8-year old boys in tow, one of our favorite things to do is go bike riding both at …
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Fields of Fun Cherry Blossoms and Tips for Snapping Pics with Osh Kosh


April 23, 2017 by Terumi

Fields of Fun with Osh Kosh Style

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’Gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Sometime around …
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Australia with kids: our biggest adventure yet


April 20, 2017 by Terumi

Australia with kids: our adventures

How do days sneak up on us so fast?  Just when I thought I’d be telling you we were planning …
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Foodhallen and all the pancakes in Amsterdam


April 15, 2017 by Terumi

Pancakes and other kid-friendly restaurants and hotels in Amsterdam

Where do you eat with kids in Amsterdam? When we first arrived in Amsterdam, we stayed a few nights in …
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Tea in the Smallest House in Amsterdam with our kids


March 31, 2017 by Terumi

Tea in the Smallest house in Amsterdam

I’ve decided that tea is the most perfect meal one can have.  There are sandwiches with no crusts, there are …
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Unofficial Bread Street in Seattle (Aka Stone Way)

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March 25, 2017 by Terumi

Bread Street (AKA Stone Way) in Seattle

Work with me here-do you know the street in Seattle with the big, beautiful Brooks Running store on the corner and Evo sports and …
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Finding Nemo: where to stay to visit the Nemo Science museum with kids In Amsterdam


March 17, 2017 by Terumi

Walking to the Nemo Museum in Amsterdam

Raise your hands if your kids are early risers!  If you go to Amsterdam with kids and visit the Nemo Science …
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Finding Uncommon Gifts at Uncommon Goods


March 13, 2017 by Terumi

Do you have a favorite store to find unique gifts?  I was contacted recently by Uncommon Goods to share some …
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Why Hadrian’s Wall was one of our England faves for family travel

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March 10, 2017 by Terumi

Hadrian's Wall in England

As with most things travel these days I saw a picture on Instagram from someone I was following-I think it …
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A personal heater, vegan gummy bears and other things that have arrived in the mail lately


March 6, 2017 by Terumi

Mail truck in the snow

As a blogger, and an avid online shopper, there are many lovely things that arrive in my mail every week and it’s …
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My Vancouver with Kids list


February 27, 2017 by Terumi

Burgos fondue in vancouver

This Vancouver with kids list is long overdue!  I get asked about Vancouver family travel at least once a week …
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Yummy Chinese Restaurants in Richmond BC that maybe even locals don’t know about


February 16, 2017 by Terumi

Must-try Chinese Restaurants in Richmond

Have you ever been to Richmond BC?  Perhaps you’ve passed through on your way north from Seattle to Whistler, or …
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